The value of training in giving impulse and direction, as well as knowledge and power, can hardly be overstated...”The Principles of Education” is a wide subject...The differences however between merely reading an educational work and being trained on the principles laid down in the work are as the difference between seeing a light and being kindled at a flame.
- Essex Cholmondeley, The Story of Charlotte Mason
Ambleside Schools International trains parents, teachers, and educational leaders in the Ambleside Method, a coherent philosophy and practice of education based on the teachings of English educator, author, and thinker, Charlotte Mason.
During each session, participants and ASI staff gather around the study table, feeding on and assimilating ideas, just as students in Ambleside classrooms do each day. Together, they read Charlotte Mason's writings, then assimilate it through narration, discussion, and further inquiry into the ideas present in the text.
ASI’s training accomplishes two goals. First, it provides a vision of what education can be. Second, it equips participants with the knowledge and tools that allow them to make Mason’s vision a reality in the home or school. Many participants credit ASI training with transforming them both personally and professionally.